KEY POINTS

  • "Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition" will be free to download for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC until June 25
  • Following the example of publishers like Epic Games Store, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment hopes to capture new gamers with this limited edition offer
  • In the universe of "Injustice: Gods Among Us," Superman has become a tyrant ruling the world while Batman assembles forces to oppose him

Count “Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition” among the games that have become downloadable for free. At least until June 25.

The popular fighting game featuring characters from DC Comics was originally released on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo Wii U in 2013. “Injustice: Gods Among Us” was developed by NetherRealm Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

“Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition” included previous downloadable content for the game and was available on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, and Microsoft Windows.

This is the version free to download on the PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store, and Steam until June 25, reports Digital Trends. Epic Games Store has already been offering similar deals for the past few months and it has only gotten more popular due to the coronavirus pandemic. In fact, when “Grand Theft Auto V” was offered free by Epic Games Store for one week, the digital store slowed down significantly because of the influx of new players.

In the parallel universe where “Injustice: Gods Among Us” takes place, Superman has been tricked by the Joker into killing Lois Lane and destroying Metropolis with a nuclear bomb. This caused the Man of Steel to become a tyrant who takes over the world. Batman unifies forces to oppose Superman and his regime and a war break out causing the disbanding of the Justice League.

With the character models and backgrounds in three-dimensional graphics, and building upon the game mechanics, controls, and campaign of NetherRealm Studios’ other successful franchise, “Mortal Kombat,” “Injustice: Gods Among Us” even spawned a prequel comic that ran for several years aside from the “Injustice 2” game in 2017 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Digital Trends reports that Warner Bros. parent company AT&T is supposedly discussing the sale of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for a possible $4 billion, thus the future of these games is unclear. Other games tied to Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment are “Game of Thrones,” “Harry Potter,” “The LEGO Movie,” “Scribblenauts,” and the previously mentioned “Mortal Kombat’ franchise.

Sources have indicated that interested buyers include Take-Two Interactive, Electronic Arts, and Activision Blizzard.